Friday, 12 April 2019

Art and texture

You will be given a copy of an art materpiece to create your own artwork. Use all the material you have available that are easy to glue on the paper.
Let your creativity fly!!



Monday, 8 April 2019

Photography and geometric shapes

Look around and find geometric shapes to photograph.



Do you remember which are the geometric shapes?

Monday, 18 February 2019

Colour Contrast


    Josef Albers' book Interaction of Colour (1970) is widely influential. Albers claims that colours react when they are next to another colour. We should never consider the characteristics of a colour as absolute, but always relating to the enviroment.

One page from Interaction of Colour.
    Contrast can be defined  as “the difference in visual properties that makes an object (or its representation in an image) distinguishable from other objects and the background.” In plain English that could be described at its most basic level as “things which look different from one another”. (Love of graphics)

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Love

On this Valentine's day we will comment the following works of art:
  1. Describe de image.
  2. What do you think it's the story behind the picture or the sculpture?
  3. What makes you feel?
Kiss V, Roy Lichtenstein. 1964
The kiss, August Rodin. 1889

The kiss, Gustav Klimt. 1907-08

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Artemisa Gentileschi

To commemorate the 25th of Novembre, the International Day for the Elimination of violence against women, we will learn about a great Baroque painter: Artemisia Gentileschi.

Artemisia Gentileschi, (born July 8, 1593, Rome; died 1652/53, Naples), Italian painter, daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. She was a pupil of her father and of his friend the landscape painter Agostino Tassi.

Adoration of the Magi. 1936-37
   "Women didn't have many career options in 17th-century Italy. Cultural norms funnelled most of them into one of two life paths: joining a convent or becoming a mother. What's more, laws dictated that the men in their lives (fathers, husbands, even sons) made decisions and purchases for them.

   Few women transcended these restrictions. But the skillful, strong-willed painter Artemisia Gentileschi managed to -against all odds. During her lifetime, from the late 16th-century until mid-1600s, she built a reputation as one of Europe´s most sought-after artists. Rich patrons, like the Medicis, and preeminent kings, like Charles I of England, commissioned her to create massive, expertly modeled compositions, chock full of her signature subjects: biblical and mythological scenes depicting assertive, authoritative women.
Judith and her maidservant. 1913-14



            Despite all of this, though, Gentileschi's legacy has been hard-won. After her death, 18th- and 19th-century scholars all but omitted her from art historical texts. Even when her work was rediscovered, in the early 20th century, literature on it was plagued with misattributions and overly sexualized interpretations that focused on Gentileschi’s assault rather than her artistry. 
   Despite these hurdles, the artist has more recently risen to the top of the canon as one of the first female artists to have a broad, incisive impact on the art of her time. She’s also influenced decades of artists after her—especially those looking for a masterful and tenacious heroine." (artsy)